Japan Racing Association Sceptre Stakes (Fillies' Group 3) 7f

  • (3yo+, 7f, Class 1, 8 runners)
  • Winner £35,520 2nd £13,434 3rd £6,714 4th £3,354
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 1m 26.30s
  • Off time: 14:10:49
Full result
Result 14:10 Doncaster
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 7 Nargys 8/1
2nd 2 Switcher 25/1
3rd 9 Winning Express nse 11/4

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (7) 824360-
Black, grey star, black sleeves, grey stars and cap Boastful (IRE) 355
  • T:K R Burke
  • J:D Tudhope
  • Form: 824360-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 99
  • Naps:
5 126 9-0 K R Burke D Tudhope 99 16/1
2 (6) 72-4763
LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Switcher (IRE) 19
  • T:R A Fahey
  • J:T Hamilton
  • Form: 72-4763
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 95
  • Naps:
4 126 9-0 R A Fahey T Hamilton 95 25/1
3 (5) 1-61141
Yellow, light green braces Annecdote 41
  • T:J G Portman
  • J:R Kingscote
  • Form: 1-61141
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-13
  • OR: 107
  • Naps:
3 125 8-13 J G Portman R Kingscote 107 9/2
4 (2) 9-16647
Dark green, white seams, sleeves and star on cap Maureen (IRE) 46
  • T:Richard Hannon
  • J:R Hughes
  • Form: 9-16647
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-13
  • OR: 107
  • Naps:
3 125 8-13 Richard Hannon R Hughes 107 15/8f
5 (9) 6-34712
Black, Red epaulets, Yellow sleeves, Yellow cap, Red star Bethany Bay (IRE) 74
  • T:J P Shanahan
  • J:T P O'Shea
  • Form: 6-34712
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-10
  • OR: 84
  • Naps:
3 122 8-10 J P Shanahan T P O'Shea 84 50/1
7 (3) 2-04899
Yellow, large Black spots and spots on cap Nargys (IRE) 25
  • T:L M Cumani
  • J:Andrea Atzeni
  • Form: 2-04899
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-10
  • OR: 103
  • Naps:
3 122 8-10 L M Cumani Andrea Atzeni 103 8/1
9 (1) 12-3412
Emerald green, light blue and yellow striped sleeves and cap Winning Express (IRE) 41
  • T:E S Mcmahon
  • J:G Lee
  • Form: 12-3412
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-10
  • OR: 107
  • Naps:
3 122 8-10 E S Mcmahon G Lee 107 11/4
10 (8) 16-140
White, dark blue star, dark blue sleeves, white stars, white cap, dark blue star Zurigha (IRE) 85
  • T:Richard Hannon
  • J:R L Moore
  • Form: 16-140
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-10
  • OR: 105
  • Naps:
3 122 8-10 Richard Hannon R L Moore 105 10/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
6 (4) 31123
Ghasabah 21
  • Nag Me
  • Beaten Favourite
  • Distance Winner
  • T:W J Haggas
  • J:P Hanagan
  • Form: 31123
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-10
  • OR: 86
  • Naps:
3 810 W J Haggas P Hanagan 86 NR
8 (10) 35-0014
The Gold Cheongsam (IRE) 41
  • Nag Me
  • Course and Distance Winner
  • T:J Noseda
  • J:William Buick
  • Form: 35-0014
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-10t
  • OR: 102
  • Naps:
3 810 t J Noseda William Buick 102 NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012 16 Sunday Times
  • T:P W Chapple-Hyam
  • J:J P Spencer
3 8-10 P W Chapple-Hyam J P Spencer 22/1
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In depth

Verdict

Three-year-olds have won 10 of the last 11 renewals so it's probably safe to put a line through older mares Boastful and Switcher while Irish raider Bethany Bay looks to have a mountain to climb at the weights. Nargys appears to be going backwards but Annecdote goes from strength-to-strength, beating WINNING EXPRESS, The Gold Cheongsam and Nargys in this grade at Goodwood last month. Ed McMahon's filly enjoys a 3lb turnaround in the weights with Jonny Portman's charge, however, and that should be enough to take revenge for her three-quarters-of-a-length defeat at the Sussex track. She gets the nod though Maureen has her sights lowered and will be a danger, despite a penalty. She makes much more appeal than stablemate Zurigha and Ghasabah.

Formwatch

Ghasabah 4-1fav (8-9) Half reared start, soon in mid-division on inside, not clear run on rail from well over 1f out until inside final furlong, ran on strongly and finished well to 3rd close home, 3rd of 15, 3/4l behind Dutch Rose (9-7) at York 7f fll hcp (2) gf in Aug.

The Gold Cheongsam (IRE) 8-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, every chance over 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 4th of 14, 2l behind Annecdote (8-10) at Goodwood 7f flls Group 3 stks (1) gd in Aug.

Nargys (IRE) 10-1 (8-11) Raced wide towards rear, never a factor, 9th of 12, 16l behind Artistic Jewel (9-4) at Pontefract 6f fll lst stks (1) gf in Aug.

Switcher (IRE) 12-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, effort over 2f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace, no extra in clear 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 2l behind Sirius Prospect (9-0) at York 7f Listed stks 3yo (1) sft in Aug.

Winning Express (IRE) 2-1fav (8-10) Tracked leader, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on well, 2nd of 14, 3/4l behind Annecdote (8-10) at Goodwood 7f flls Group 3 stks (1) gd in Aug.

Annecdote 14-1 (8-10) Went right start, held up towards rear, headway on inside over 2f out, soon chasing leaders, driven to lead inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Goodwood 7f flls Group 3 stks (1) gd in Aug beating Winning Express (8-10) by 3/4l, 14 ran.

Maureen (IRE) 16-1 (8-8) 7th of 12, 4l behind Elusive Kate (9-2) at Deauville(FR) 1m Grp 1 sft in Jul.

Zurigha (IRE) 12-1 (9-7) Raced far side, always towards rear, 24th of 26, well behind Annecdote (8-7) at Royal Ascot 1m 3yo Listed hcp (1) gf in Jun.

Bethany Bay (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Disputed lead, led 3f out, soon ridden, strongly pressed 1 1/2f out, headed and no extra close home, 2nd of 16, 3/4l behind Eastern Rules (9-10) at Curragh 7f hcp 50-85 gf in Jun.

Boastful (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) Chased leaders on stands rail, ridden 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 20th of 26, 13l behind Captain Ramius (9-0) at Ayr 6f hcp (2) hvy in Sep '12.